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The story behind Rue Stanley

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Photo: Bill Cox
Rue Stanley is named in honour of Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) who was born John Rowlands. He was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone. 

Ottawa, the epicentre of Canada’s 150th celebrations

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Ottawa2017

To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation this year, Ottawa is hosting a year-long celebration with 150, or more, big, bold and immersive events.

Guy Laflamme, the executive director of Ottawa 2017, was in Quebec City on February 20 to spread the news of what’s happening in their fair city, and to invite everyone to come and join the party. Many of the activities are free.

Part 2 of Visions of Community – Future Memories

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Photo: Mary McCown

What makes an object an heirloom? Which teapot or egg beater might be part of a treasured display in 100 years? That question was explored at the second Visions of Community digital mixed media workshop at the Morrin Centre on February 23 led by Louis-Robert Bouchard of Interférences, Arts et Technologies.

Scottish Gaelic literature and song at the Morrin Centre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Scottish Gaelic scholars gave a most interesting talk at last Wednesday’s “My Morrin” series entitled “Literature of the Scottish Gaels in Canada.”
Guest speakers Michael Newton and Lewis MacKinnon recited poetry and sang songs in Gaelic, with English translations, and spoke about the Scottish Gaels’ literary contribution to Canada.

Together, celebrating difference

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Photo: Danielle Burns

The concert Ensemble, nous sommes Québec (Together, we are Quebec) held at the Capitole theatre on February 26, less than a month after the shooting at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre, was a declaration of friendship towards all Quebecers despite our origins and differences.

Tempêtes & Passions present a taste of Viennese operettas

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone was the perfect place for an afternoon of music from operettas performed by Tempêtes & Passions. The audience was treated to a taste of Viennese music as well as pastries typical of the Austrian city provided by Paillard, a local pastry shop on Rue Saint-Jean.

Update on petition for bilingual traffic signs on Quebec roads

Arrêt. Sens Unique. Ralentir. Conduisez prudemment. If you’re an Anglophone driver and you’ve found yourself disoriented by these signs, you’re not alone. A petition calling for the province’s traffic signs to be made bilingual has nearly 7,000 signatures.

Salon Expo Habitat full of inspirations for your home

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Photo: Lise Lafond

If you need to build, buy, repair, renovate, move or sell your house, or just because you love to go to see all the new ideas about building and decorating a home, the Salon de l’Habitat was the place to go.

EQLC rewards fitness and healthy eating

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

February is Heart Month. At the Eastern Quebec Learning Centre, to encourage students and staff to be more active, Julie Bélanger, the school’s organization technician, held weekly noon-hour fitness classes.

Valcartier students prepare for Canada’s 150th birthday

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Photo: Jayne Doddridge

Cycle 2 teacher Paul Barker and his class recently put together beautiful sculptures of Canada’s 150th (using blocks of coloured ice) and a Canadian maple leaf in front of Valcartier Elementary school. The school's teaching staff are doing different activities with the children during the year.

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